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Happiness Quotes

A good way I know to find happiness, is to not bore a hole to fit the plug.

Author: Josh Billings (1815-1885)

Profession: American Humorist, Lecturer

If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it as the old woman did her lost spectacles. Safe on her own nose all the time.

Author: Josh Billings (1815-1885)

Profession: American Humorist, Lecturer

The world's literature and folklore are full of stories that point out how futile it can be to seek happiness. Rather, happiness is a blessing that comes to you as you go along; a treasure that you incidentally find.

Author: Louis Binstock

Profession: American Minister

It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.

Author: Hugo Black (1886-1971)

Profession: American Supreme Court Judge

The truth is that all of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this life whenever we use our native capacities to their greatest extent.

Author: Smiley Blanton (1882)

Profession: American Author

Not only is there a right to be happy, there is a duty to be happy. So much sadness exists in the world that we are all under obligation to contribute as much joy as lies within our powers.

Author: John S. Bonnell


All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife.

Author: Daniel Boone (1734-1820)

Profession: American Pioneer, Frontiersman

We all want to be happy, and we're all going to die. You might say those are the only two unchallengeably true facts that apply to every human being on this planet.

Author: William Boyd (1952)

Profession: British Novelist

Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!

Author: Amanda Bradley


The Greeks said grandly in their tragic phrase, ''Let no one be called happy till his death;'' to which I would add, ''Let no one, till his death be called unhappy.''

Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

Profession: British Poet

What would you call the highest happiness? Wratislaw was ask. The sense of competence, was the answer, given without hesitation.

Author: John Buchan (1875-1940)

Profession: Scottish Writer, Statesman

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Author: Buddha (568-488 BC)

Profession: Founder of Buddhism

Happiness and virtue rest upon each other; the best are not only the happiest, but the happiest are usually the best.

Author: Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)

Profession: British Novelist, Poet

What ever our wandering our happiness will always be found within a narrow compass, and in the middle of the objects more immediately within our reach.

Author: Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)

Profession: British Novelist, Poet

The secret of happiness is something to do.

Author: John Burroughs (1837-1921)

Profession: American Naturalist, Author